This guide by Prof. Jorge A. Vargas provides a general description of the major features and current characteristics of the Mexican legal system, its principal components, and some of its distinct legal institutions, including – as an introduction to what is an eminently descriptive work – a brief historical background and basic information about Mexico as a country, its territory, people, culture, and economy.
Paul Jenks’ commentary highlights aspects of the Congressional appropriations process and also describes the budgeting process that is currently underway.
Peggy Garvin summarizes some interesting developments in the world of online U.S. government information.
Conrad Jacoby documents how recent lawsuit and countersuit between the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell and the e-discovery service provider EED provide a convenient summary of common problems that can arise when processing electronically stored information on a tight timeframe.
This month Brett Burney reviews two new Bluetooth devices – a pair of high quality wireless headphones that enhance the experience of mobile music appreciation, and a nifty headset for use with cell phones.
Beth Wellington focuses on specific issues in the FY2009 Budget including competitive sourcing, tax cuts and defense spending, that may raise questions about use of the budget as a tool for the unitary executive.
Marcus P. Zillman’s annotated guide focuses on a wide range of current, reliable resources for knowledge discovery that are available on the Internet, and includes hundreds of recommendations.
Yasmin Morais’s guide is designed to facilitate research on a new court which was inaugurated on April 16, 2005 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The court is expected to serve as a court of last resort for Caribbean states. The guide traces the court’s history and outlines its mandate and structure, its funding, its justices and recent judgments.
Nicholas Moline follows up on his previous MacWorld 2008 article with more product recommendations, including: a 2 gigabyte Secure Digital memory card that makes short work of uploading your digital photos, a new iPhone compatible stereo headset, and a forthcoming professional recording device that syncs with your iPod.
Bette Dengel reviews the increasingly popular and sturdy lightweight laptop that boasts a range of preloaded open source applications sufficient to support the needs of frequent travelers.